About The Cripple of Inishmaan
One of today’s hottest young stars returns to Broadway in a role that already has critics raving: Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe heads the cast in the thrilling Broadway premiere of Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh’s hilarious and incisive comedy, The Cripple of Inishmaan.
Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage (Red, Frost/Nixon), this production was a smash hit in London’s West End this past summer, where it prompted Ben Brantley, the chief critic of The New York Times to cheer, “Mr. Radcliffe delivers his finest stage performance to date….He is remarkable.”
Set on the tiny Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland, The Cripple of Inishmaan tells the inspired and unexpected story of a group of decidedly oddball residents, whose world is shaken when a big-time Hollywood director arrives on a neighboring island to shoot a movie. Suddenly, what was once a sleepy community becomes a hotbed of anticipation and activity, and no one is more excited about the possibility of fame (and escape from this desolate land) than Cripple Billy (Radcliffe).
But will he really be swept off to Hollywood? Are the rumors to be believed? And can fame and a new life really bring happiness?
The third production in the new Michael Grandage Company, The Cripple of Inishmaan promises to be one of the most anticipated theatrical events of the Broadway season.
Two hours (one intermission)
The Cort Theatre offers a concessions area with soda, cocktails and water for sale inside the theatre, if you’d like to arrive early and relax with a drink before the show or during intermission. An assisted-listening system is available, and reservations are not necessary.
Did you know?
Known for his richly hilarious language and style, playwright Martin McDonagh won an Oscar for the short film Six Shooter and directed and wrote the feature-length film In Bruges, starring Colin Ferrell and Ralph Fiennes.
Though he’s internationally known for the Harry Potter films, Daniel Radcliffe has caused a sensation on Broadway before, both in a musical (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a play (Equus).
This show shouldn't be missed by anyone who loves great theater and a fast-paced storyline. This is one play that’s also great for both men and women (who wouldn’t love characters with names like Slippy Helen and Johnnypateenmike?).
Good for kids?
There is some adult language. But other than that, the play is appropriate for older children and teens. Children under the age of four are not permitted in the theatre.
Cort Theatre Location Information:
138 W 48th St.
New York, NY 10036
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